Thursday, December 24, 2015

Freezing London + Amsterdam Day 0

It's such a bless travelling to Europe during the festive season! Have heard about how big the festival can be since I was a kid and now I am able to feel it in person with my love! It's gonna be the coldest Christmas that we have ever spent! How amazing it is!

Again exchanged some Euro and British Pounds beforehand in Chungking Mansions in TST where offering better rate to CX cabin crews (even though I am not~ haha~). Guess it would be enough using GBP450 and EUR350. Probably using credit card is a better idea not carrying too much cash with us.

Flight schedule: (British Airways: HKD4455/ person)
2345- 0500 BA28 (Hong Kong to London)
1930- 1945 BA441 (Amsterdam to London)
2100- 1645 BA27 (London to Hong Kong)

Itinerary of today:
HK Airport
Dinner @Plaza Premium Lounge

Still remember it was a nightmare for Lawrence taking the long haul flight last time. Getting no sleep at all even on a comfy plane by Emirates was a disaster for the itinerary planned for the next day. Prepared neck pillows for the long haul flight this time in case it is fully booked and we gotta sleep with almost upright position.

Getting the boarding passes at the counter, I was told by the staff that my first name and surname of the booking were placed wrongly. It was really weird and I am quite sure that I typed my name appropriately since I did the same for Lawrence and his was correctly done. (I guess I am not that stupid and careless!) Ended up calling the Expedia customer service to fix the problem by giving the HKD400 handling fee at the airport and would get it refunded later on. That was a bit thrilling and wasn't a good start for me at all. 

Anyway, bad situation had gone and we did our usual practice at the airport - getting free magazines and eating at the lounge with our credit cards.

Finally boarded and it was a 333-seat flight. We were allocated the aisles seats with full loads of people. Got a bit upset coz we thought that getting a good sleep was probably impossible. But we found ourselves wrong later on.

We were served some snacks and drinks. Thought that there may not be anymore food served at midnight but right after was the dinner. 

It was a surprise with both of us able to get some sleep on the flight. We got freshen up with the toiletries pack given a few hours before landing. Then breakfast was served. All in all, it was quite a nice experience flying with British Airways.

Total expenses for 2 =HKD8910
Flight tickets                             HKD4455 X2 =HKD8910
Dinner @Plaza Premium Lounge  /

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